Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Launches its new Catamaran

Cooke’s brand new catamaran, the VAILA MARIE was launched recently at Scalloway, Shetland. The 14m x 7m vessel was built at Malakoff’s new boatbuilding facility in Lerwick, with a “sister” vessel currently under construction. The Vaila Marie will be operating on our Walls and Aith sites and will be used for general farm duties, along with heavier mooring work. David …

South Ronaldsay and Burray Sports Festival

Cooke Aquaculture’s Erlend Grieve is pictured here (far right ) with representatives of the South Ronaldsay and Burray Sports Festival. Cooke Aquaculture donated a very useful container for the safe storage of their sports equipment. Pete Shenton

5-a-side Champion

It’s taken a good few attempts since they started representing Cooke Aquaculture (and they even managed to take the wrong strip!) but they have finally done it : Skretting 5 a-side Champions 2017 are Cooke Aquaculture Scotland! It was very competitive through all the matches up to the final! With Cooke up against SSF in the final, it was very …

Brownies

Our office in Shetland had a visit from the 1st Unst Brownies pack last night. They presented this beautiful poster detailing activities they had recently completed to allow them to achieve their Seahorse Challenge Badge. Cooke Aquaculture Scotland had help them with funding of the activities they had to carry out. They’ve purchased hi-viz vests to wear while out about. …

Unst senior citizen lunch club

Katrine Johnson, from our office in Unst, Shetland, was invited to the Unst Senior Citizens Lunch Club yesterday. She presented them with a cheque for £500 along with a couple of salmon. The money will help with the running of the club and provide transport for people to attend. Mary Robertson, the cook, and her team regularly caters for between …

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland has Hidden Talents!

Andrew Robertson, Manager of Garasdale fish farm is currently reaping the rewards of years of hard work and perseverance in writing childrens adventure books. ATLA Publishing of New York, have recently recognised his talents and given Andrew a 3 book deal for his series of books for 8-12 year olds “The Dijimflippers”. The first book was launched 29th September and …

Robbie at the Lochgilphead swimming pool

Robbie Renwick has visited the Dolphins club in Lochgilphead last Thursday and hopefully inspired a future generation of Olympic swimmers! Robbie was just 16 when he travelled with the Scotland team to the 2006 Commonwealth games in Melbourne. He then went onto becoming commonwealth champion in 200m freestyle, World championship Gold and eventually Silver Medal in Rio Olympic games. The …

Apprentice awards

We are very proud of our apprentice, Ross Johnson who has been awarded the Jim Tait Prize for the best SVQ level 2 student in aquaculture. He has also been nominated for Lantra’s Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards. David Brown, area manager for Shetland said “Since Ross joined us in 2015 he has proven to himself to be a …

Orkney Charitable Trust donation

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland recently committed to a donation to the Orkney Charitable Trust (OCT) ‘Help From Home’ fund. This fund provides much needed financial support for families who have to deal with extended hospital stays on the mainland. Pictured accepting the initial £1,000 donation are Mairi Fleet (holding Holly Fleet) and Lynne Spence from OCT with Cooke sponsorship and donations …

David Brown BBC Shetland Interview

David Brown did a great job with this interview about our Shetland operations on BBC Shetland yesterday! Full interview starts at 8.50min: https://soundcloud.com/bbcradioshetland/good-evening-shetland-wednesday-26th-of-july-2017?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

New Feed Barges at Balta Isle Site in Shetland

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland investment program in Shetland has achieved a new step on Friday 30th of June with the delivery of two new feed barges. The two 300t feed barges have been towed to Uyeasound pier, Unst, waiting to be set up in their respective sites. One barge is planned to be used on the re-developed Balta Isle site which …

Dounby Primary School sports equipment pledge

Before summer holidays start in Scotland, Cooke Aquaculture is pleased to help Dounby Primary School investing in new sport equipment: scooters, tennis and climbing equipment… Diane and Sara from the Kirkwall office are pictured with some of the pupils at the school.

East of Skelwick Skerry Site in Westray, Orkney Receives Full Planning Permission

Cooke Aquaculture Scotland Limited is pleased that the East of Skelwick Skerry Site in Westray, Orkney, has now been granted full planning permission, following today’s first Planning committee meeting of the new Council. The site is relatively offshore at 2.5km from the nearest landfall and will be equipped with technology that has been specifically adapted for high energy sites. Cooke …

Cooke Aqua Shetland Christmas Raffle

Cooke Aqua Shetland’s team decided to hold a Christmas raffle to raise money for the clients at the 3 Care Centres in the areas Cooke operate in: Unst, Yell & Walls. The cheque was hand over a couple of weeks ago. We would like to thank our kind sponsors who gave prizes for the raffle.